Genealogical Will


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Genealogical Will...

Note from CFK: Many of us spend hours, days, years, decades, enjoying our compiling and collection of family history and as we know, not everyone may be as interested in our endeavors at that particular time in their life --- only to have many regrets that so much was sadly lost in the years that follow them.  Perhaps this Codicil might help others to understand one's devotion to the project and perhaps save such a collection...  Even placing a copy of this in the first file marked IMPORTANT might make a difference.

Genealogical Codicil to My Last Will and Testament

To my spouse, children, guardian, administrator and/or executor:

Upon my demise it is requested that you DO NOT dispose of any or all of my genealogical records, both those prepared personally by me and those records prepared by others which may be in my possession, including but not limited to books, files, notebooks or computer programs for a period of two years. During this time period, please attempt to identify one or more persons who would be willing to take custody of the said materials and the responsibility of maintaining and continuing the family histories.
[If you know whom within your family or friends are likely candidates to accept these materials, please add the following at this point: "I suggest that the persons contacted regarding the assumption of the custody of these items include but not be limited to" and then list the names of those individuals at this point, with their addresses and telephone numbers if known]

In the event you do no find anyone to accept these materials, please contact the various genealogical organizations that I have been a member of and determine if they will accept some parts or all of my genealogical materials. [List of organizations, addresses and phone numbers at bottom; include local chapters, with their addresses, phone numbers and contact persons if available as well as state/national contact information and addresses] Such as: The Walker County Genealogical Society and the Jasper Public Library)

Walker County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3408
Jasper, AL 35502-3408

Jasper Public Library
20 E. 18 St.
Jasper, Alabama 35502

Please remember that my genealogical endeavors consumed a great deal of
time, travel, and money. Therefore it is my desire that the products of these
endeavors be allowed to continue in a manner that will make them available to
others in the future.

Signature ___________________________ Date ___________

Witness ____________________________ Date ___________

Witness ____________________________ Date ___________


(Contributed by Jane Foley)